- When the 2020 awards season started, Joaquin Phoenix vowed to wear the same tuxedo in order to reduce waste and promote sustainable fashion.
- The “Joker” star wore the custom Stella McCartney tuxedo to the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards, the SAG Awards, the BAFTAs, and the Academy Awards.
- Phoenix, who is an outspoken environmentalist and animal rights activist, likely chose McCartney because the designer never uses leather, skin, fur, or feathers.
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The Academy Award-winning actor kicked off the awards season by attending the Golden Globes on January 5, where he wore a black Stella McCartney tuxedo.
Following the event, the British designer revealed on Instagram that Phoenix would be wearing the same custom suit to every awards show this year in an effort to reduce waste.
“This man is a winner… wearing custom Stella because he chooses to make choices for the future of the planet and all of its creatures,” the designer captioned the photo. “He has also chosen to wear this same Tux for the entire award season to reduce waste.”
“I am proud and honoured to join forces with you Joaquin, keep inspiring and keep shining your light x Stella,” she added.
Stella McCartney was a perfect fit for Phoenix — who is an outspoken environmentalist and animal rights activist — because the company never uses leather, skin, fur, or feathers. The brand also uses a tool called the Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) to measure its impact on the environment, including “greenhouse gas emissions, water use, water pollution, land use, air pollution, and waste,” according to the company’s website.
A week later, on January 12, Phoenix wore the tuxedo again to the Critics’ Choice Awards. He attended the event alongside his sister, Rain Phoenix, who also wore Stella McCartney on the red carpet.
The “Joker” star switched up his look for the Critics’ Choice Awards, though, opting for a long tie instead of the bow tie he originally wore to the Golden Globes.
Phoenix stuck to the same exact look, including the longer tie, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 19.
When it came time for Phoenix to attend the BAFTAs on February 2, he went back to wearing a bow tie.
He closed out the awards season at the 2020 Oscars on Sunday, choosing to wear the Stella McCartney tuxedo with a bow tie and a pair sunglasses like he did at the Golden Globes.
Sustainable fashion is becoming more of a hot topic for celebrities and the industry as a whole. Business Insider reported that the fashion industry produces 10% of all humanity’s carbon emissions, is the second-largest consumer of the world’s water supply, and pollutes the oceans with microplastics.
Representatives for Joaquin Phoenix and Stella McCartney did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.